One Pan Spaghetti

Who doesn’t love a home cooked meal with less clean up? One pan/pot meals are becoming more popular. Spend less time cleaning and more time with your family. This one pan spaghetti can be customized to satisfy your taste buds and is so simple to prepare, a child can assist. If you’re not a beef eater, ground turkey, ground chicken or shrimp can be used as an alternative. This recipe will also stay within your SNAP dollar budget!


  • ½ pound of lean ground beef-15% fat (or alternative meat)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (with the assistance of an adult)
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or two garlic cloves)
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) broken spaghetti
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Brown meat and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat (300 degrees in an electric skillet). Drain fat.
  2. Stir in water, tomato sauce, and spices. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add spaghetti, cover pan, and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.
  4. When spaghetti is tender, top with grated cheese.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


Try whole-wheat pasta to increase fiber.

Use cheddar cheese in place of parmesan.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size 1 cup (196g)
  • Servings Per Container 10
  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 220    Calories from Fat 45
  • Total Fat: 5g
    • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 370mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 31g
    •             Dietary Fiber: 2g
    •             Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 12g

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